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What in the heck is a Cleansing Oil?

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Seven years ago one of my good friends started working for this Japanese cosmetics line, and I would always visit her at her counter.  Whenever I would visit, she would be telling me about how amazing the products were.  The most intriguing product that she showed me were the companies cleansing oils.  I had never seen anything like them, and was a little confused on understanding how they worked, but I trusted her opinion and bought my very first cleansing one.  It was pricey, but the bottle was pretty, and I was excited to get it home and use this ancient Asian cleansing method to see how it worked for myself!

Needless to say, I was hooked! It was the best make up remover hands down, and required little to no effort to get long wearing eyeshadow, mascara, foundation, and lipstick off with no residue.  Buying the stuff required me to question how many times a week I would have to eat ramen noodles to afford this new luxurious habit, but it was worth it!  Over the years, I have tried many cleansing oils, but seven years ago there were no drugstore options!  If I had flown to Korea or Japan, I would have been in cleansing oil heaven, but I was right here in the U.S, eating ramen noodles to afford my “ancient luxurious” cleansing regimen!

Fast forward to 2016, and I have hit the cleansing oil jackpot!!! There are now many drugstore options to choose from and none of them are more than $15!! My favorite is the Palmers Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil, because it is $5, has amazing ingredients, rinses off easily with no residue, has a nice fragrance, and comes in a pretty large size! Needless to say my wallet and skin are very happy!!